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DevOps: A Culture Shift, Not A Technology
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Charlie Babcock
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4/15/2014 | 1:55:35 PM
Re: Can we say something new?
Anon024etc.,  IT has never concentrated on rapid software changes before. On the contrary IT operations has slowly come to regard them as highly dangerous and as a kind of plague. You must be very advanced in your shop if accomplishing this isn't something new. Or maybe you know all about it, just aren't doing it yet? 

 
Charlie Babcock
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4/14/2014 | 5:11:31 PM
Entrenched waterfall is hard to rechannel
There was probably no more deeply entrenched waterfall culture on earth than the Windows development team at Microsoft, when Satya Nadella arrived to announce that it was moving to a more agile approach. James Staten captured that in his guest column: http://www.informationweek.com/cloud/platform-as-a-service/nadellas-rise-as-change-agent-inside-microsoft/d/d-id/1113780 Anyone who thinks it's easy to get to five updates a month from one update every several years should check to see if Nadella agrees.

 
RobPreston
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4/14/2014 | 4:20:05 PM
Re: VIsibleOps may precede DevOps
It's a common lament when technology-based movements start to mature. DevOps isn't a technology category, cloud isn't, neither is collaboration, compliance, agile development, etc. Mobile? 
Laurianne
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4/14/2014 | 3:58:54 PM
Re: VIsibleOps may precede DevOps
This reminds me of another earlier discussion: The cloud is not a technology -- or a place. This column could be useful if you are explaining DevOps to someone on the business side. Also, have you seen vendors trying to apply a DevOps coat of paint to products, readers?
Charlie Babcock
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4/14/2014 | 12:45:12 PM
VIsibleOps may precede DevOps
See also, Visible Ops Private Cloud: From Virtualization To Privbate Cloud in 4 Practical Steps. From the IT Process Institute, by Andi Mann, Kurt Milne and Jeanne Morain. The IT PRocess Institute was previously publisher of a key guide on how to get to ITIL "in four practical steps." It's a key source of experienced guidance. "Visible ops" emphasizes creating highly visible, modular services out of virtualized resources for future IT effectiveness. It shifts the focus off consolidation.

 


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